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      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  (2 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 2
      Started: 07-26-19 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Before the Mark II was finished, I was thinking that I need some rest and maybe stopping modeling completely.
      After a few months "without", I noticed that I'm missing something. But, what to do? A new 10-years project is out of question, I need something less complex.
      After a while, it was clear that I had to do something with Cadillac. But what? The answer came rather quickly: a 1930 to 1933 Cadillac V-16 engine and frame, as a rolling frame.
      I have some contacts with people restoring the second version: 1932/33 which differs framewise from the first version 1930/31.
      I will have to do new things, like wire wheels! I searched in this forum for a tutorial, but found nothing. However , I do remember that somebody did recently (1 to 2 years) wire wheels. Can somebody tell me where to search?


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  1. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    The rear brakes are actuated differently than the front ones. No cable, but a rotating shaft each side of the differential. At the left from the attached picture, you can see the actuating lever which is the same as for the front and a shaft "pinned" into the brake shield. That shaft has a lever; the connecting between that lever and the actuating one is still to be done. On the right, you can see the other drum and shield assembly with that shaft. The other end of the shaft will get a lever, of course, and it will be guided by a bracket and bearing attached to the differential body.




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    Very nice.
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  3. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Thanks Markus! It seems that you are almost the only one who put comments on this build!


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    Donīt know why. Your build is very interesting.
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    Probably because most users here prefer to improve Pocher kits and don't have the patience for a scratch build 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine !


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    Patience and skills too!
    And don't worry Roger, all cars forum are actually almost deserted!
    Your work let me speechless, as usual...

    Dan.
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    What he said! I agree totally with Dan.
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    Iím speechless too!
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    I am not speechless but i am impressed. ;-)
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    Ok,

    Now Iím amused!
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    I'm quiet because I didn't have anything to contribute, and how many times can you go "Wow! Amazing work"?

    Amazing work, btw.
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    OK guys, if you are speechless, I understand that you are doing no comments! And, as I'm writing some explanation why this or that was build a specific way, you have no question to ask!
    By the way, did you know that the shock absorbers are adjustable on all Cadillacs from this period? The shop manual from this time is not very detailed; it seems that 5 positions could be set from the driver's seat; the adjustment was done with rods running inside the frame to each shock absorber. You see, this is not a recent development!
    Dan, you are right, some forums are almost dead. There are exceptions like the forums from the Cadillac LaSalle club and the AACA. Most people are on other medias.

    To continue with the brakes, I had first to do the links transmitting the movement from the brake shaft and the actuator lever. The link is curved to clear the differential. I don't know how much space is between link and differential on the real cars; on the model, I will have to be careful by not spraying too much paint!






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    Splendid!
    And yeah (!) I have a question... Do you have a pic of the entire real chassis and details of course?
    I'm sure it will be useful for our understanding.

    Dan.
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    Indeed, I never published the complete frame. I don't have very good pictures from the whole unit because I was more interested in details. Here are some pictures at random:











    I took those pictures early August 2019 in North Germany.

    I have much more, of course. It would without ton of pictures almost impossible to build that frame and engine.


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    Interesting color? I suppose it could be anything, but I didnít expect a dark green.

    Looks like a color suited for a Bentley?
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